Yankee Candle | Spiced Orange

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

As soon as 1st September hit like most bloggers it was autumn in my eyes, I always love this time of year, all the dark cosy nights in with autumn inspired candles, chunky knitwear & plenty of hot chocolates.. cliche I know.

Candles to me are the one thing that instantly makes any room look a little bit more cosier and homely, I tend to ALWAYS have a couple of candles in each room, I blame my mother for that but I was out of any autumn inspired candles so I was seriously lacking those cosy vibes. Of course that had to be dealt with, right?

 I headed straight over to the Yankee Candles and had a good old sniff of them all, Spiced Orange (£23.99) instantly caught my eye with it’s dark orange colour and scent. Spiced Orange has fragrance notes of fresh ginger, juicy citrus, ozone, spicy accord and sugared vanilla. It honestly smells incredible and fills the whole room with a spicy scent.

I opted for a large jar which burns between 110-150 hours, there’s nothing worse than your favourite candle running out after 20 hours. Usually I tend to stay away from Yankee Candles because of the price tag is pretty ridiculous at times but I just couldn’t say no to this!

Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

I’ve been burning this none stop for the past week, it honestly smells incredible and perfect for those cosy cold and rainy days!

What’s your perfect autumn scent?


Last Minute Ladies Christmas Gift Guide


Christmas 3 Votive and Holder Gift Set £9.99, ASOS Ultra Fluffy Mittens £10.00, New Look Metal Heel Slingback Heeled Shoe Boot £24.00, Christmas Gift Box GREEN TULIP ETHICAL LIVING £16, GHD COPPER LUXE BLACK PLATINUM GIFT SET £155.00, House of Disaster Pink Hippo Light £35.00, ASOS Metallic Clutch Bag With Metal Bar £15.00, Solid Rose Gold Interlocking Hearts Necklace £89.00 & Spotty China Letter Mug £14.95

I usually always leave my Christmas shopping until last minute which isn’t the wisest idea but thankfully I did mine in November, well the bulk of it so were a bit more prepared this year which has saved me running around like a headless chicken. I’ve complied a guide which is full of different price ranges and gifts that will suit the majority of ladies for Christmas these can all be bought online *hurrah* saving you mowing through busy town centres, which as you know is an absolute nightmare.



Valentines Gift Guide

Last minute Valentines gift buying? look no further!

I am not really fussed for Valentines day, to be honest why do you need a certain day to let your partner know that you love them, although I do love gifts and chocolate, lots of it! My partner is so hard to buy for and definitely not one for soppy gifts, he loves technology so here is a gift guide for both him and her if you are struggling for ideas.

This year I am working and we have the little lady so we will not really be able to do anything special other than a home cooked meal, so we have decided to exchange gifts. He decided to get me a grey leather Pandora bracelet which I been wanting as I lost my one I got for my 21st a couple of years ago, I had also decided rather than just buying any old charm for it I wanted them to mean something. He also bought me a gorgeous silver Openwork Heart charm to go with the bracelet. I asked him what he wanted this year and he really wanted to upgrade his phone to an Iphone 6+ so I paid off his remaining contract and now he is over the moon with his new phone, and I must admit I am slightly jealous.

Gifts for her

gifts for her
Please note photos 6,7,8 & 9 are not my photographs

Lush Cosmetics Bath Bomb class (RRP around £10 PP)

Lush Valentines Gift Set (RRP £36.95)

Pandora Grey Leather Bracelet (RRP £40)

Pandora Openwork Heart Charm (RRP £20)

Glo & Ray 

Mr Nutcase Custom Case (RRP £14.95)

Festival Globe Lights (RRP £9.99)

Yankee Candles Set (RRP £24.99)

The Library of Fragrance (RRP £15.00)

 Stag Jewellery Holder (RRP £5.99)

Gifts for him

Please note these are not my photos
Please note these are not my photos

Suntree Solar Power Charger (RRP £89.99)

USB Lightbulb (RRP £11.99)

Paco Rabanne Invictus Gift Set 100ml (RRP £47.99)

What’s on your Valentines wish list?

*This is not a sponsored post*


Manchester Haul | New Look, Lush, Makeup Revolution, Yankee Candles

Saturday I headed to Manchester to buy some new boots after unexpectedly receiving a 5 week wage and creating my New Look wish list and decided to grab some other bits and bats. I can not get enough of these stores lately especially Lush and Makeup Revolution so I had to fulfil the urge to buy more.



LUSH cosmetics | Northern Lights & Cupcake Face Mask

My last LUSH visit (post coming soon) I missed out on the Halloween and Christmas range by 1 day I was gutted, I saw that quite a few bloggers had the Northern Lights bath bomb (RRP £3.50) and I must say it looked absolutely stunning in the bath I had to have it. Unfortunately this time I did not raid the store but just grabbed this and a sample of Cupcake face mask, Soon as I got home I ran the bath and tested ‘Northern Lights’ out and I must say OMG it is absolutely amazing, it smells great, looks great and even leaves stars in your water! I was left feeling clean, refreshed and relaxed.



I love my face masks I currently have at the moment from my last LUSH haul ‘Mask of Magnaminty’ and ‘Dark Angels’  which are great for oily skin, again I have read quite a few blog reviews about the ‘Cupcake’ face mask and read good things so when I went into the store I kindly asked if I was able to grab a sample which I have yet to review so keep your eyes peeled.

“Rhassoul mud, which is highly absorbent, works with cocoa powder to draw out all the dirt and impurities and give a deep cleanse. Fresh mint stimulates and tones the skin, whilst linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisturise.”


Yankee Candles | Cinnamon Stick, Fireside Treats & Amber Moon Votive Candles

I have always loved candles it reminds me of those cosy nights in with my mum, you have to admit it makes your house look that much cosier. When candles spring to mind I always think of Yankee Candles and their smell.. it is divine with so many scents. I was strolling through Manchester Arndale when I spotted that they had recently opened a Yankee Candle store which I had to raid! I literally smelt nearly every candle they had (my poor Fiance and little lady) but I decided to grab 4, I chose ‘Cinnamon Stick’ (RRP £1.35), ‘Fireside Treats’ (RRP £1.35) and ‘Amber Moon’ (RRP £1.80) and they smell great, but my favourite has to be ‘Cinnamon Stick’ so I grabbed two of those.





Makeup Revolution | Redemption Palette Hot Smoked, Adore 14 Nail Varnish & Top Coat and Base Coat 04

Last time I went to Manchester they were in the process of adding it into their Superdrug store which I was so excited about because I am really loving their products! (latest review of their lipsticks). I originally wanted to go to grab their new ‘Brow Dual Ultra Brow Arch & Shape‘ but unfortunately it was not stocked and I could not leave without a few of their products especially as it was 3 for 2. I decided to grab the ‘Redemption Palette Hot Smoked’ (RRP £4) I absolutely adored the colours it caters for those smokey eye and nude looks fantastically. When swatching the palette the colours are highly pigmented just one stroke with your makeup brush and it does the trick, no need to build up several times.



I also decided to grab ‘Adore 14’ (RRP £1) and ‘Top Coat and Base Coat 04’ (RRP £1) I am a sucker for nail polishes I love them, I feel naked without any on and as mentioned before I love purple so I saw that they had a pale pastel purple i grabbed it. Unfortunately it takes a few coats to create full coverage but can you really complain with it being £1. I also was running out of top coat so I decided to pick that up which I have found that if too much is applied once dried it goes quite bubbly.



I am continuously pleased with Makeup Revolutions products, they are a fantastic budget brand and also grabbed their ‘Brow Dual Ultra Brow Arch & Shape’ and their ‘Pressed Powder’ online (review coming soon).


New Look | Black Cross Strap Buckle Boots

I have recently done a wish list post on New Look items and these boots were included in the list, as mentioned in the post new boots were a must with returning back to work soon. These ‘Black Cross Strap Buckle Boots’ (RRP £19.99) are super comfy, feel great and not to mention not too expensive.



Have you had a recent shopping haul? What did you grab?